The Knoll Conservation Park

The Knoll Conservation Park - signWhere is it?: The Knoll Conservation Park is along Waverley Ridge, opposite the corner of Upper Sturt Road and Sheoak Road, Crafers West.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 2 hectares. Hundred of Adelaide – Section 612 1

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: There are a number of early newspaper reports about The Knoll as a Public Pleasure Resort 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. On 9 November 1967 it was proclaimed as The Knoll National Parks Reserve 7 and on 27 April 1972 it became The Knoll Conservation Park 8.

Habitat: The habitat is mostly Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) with  larger understorey plants such as Native Cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis) and Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha). There are also a number of exotic plants.The Knoll Conservation Park - habitat

Total Species Recorded to Date: 48 (non-passerines 18, passerines 28)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Striated Pardalote, Striated Thornbill

Less Common Species: Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Grey Fantail, Laughing Kookaburra,

 1 Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019). Department for Environment and Water, Adelaide, South Australia.

 2 Mt. Lofty is increasing in popularity … The Critic. p. 26. (2 March 1901).

 3 Our Pleasure Resorts. The Register. LXXVI (20,251): 8. (7 October 1911).

 4 The Parliament. Wednesday, October 18. House of Assembly. The Daily Herald. 2 (507): 6. (19 October 1911)

 5 Pleasure Resorts Board. The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser. 32 (1,627): 4. (22 December 1911).

 6 Cotton, B.C. (editor). 1953. National Parks and Reserves. An Account of the National Park and Reserves situated near Adelaide, South Australia. Commissioners of the National Parks. Adelaide. South Australia. pp. 21, 151

 7 National Parks Act, 1966: Various National Parks Named. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 51: 2043. (9 November 1967).

 8 National Parks and Wildlife Act (No 56 of 1972). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 703. (27 April 1972).

Updated: 28/10/2019

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